WESTPORT, Conn. -- Gleaming Packards, Bugattis, Rolls Royces and more will surround guests at the Discovery Museum’s gala event on Saturday, May 17, at Dragone Classic Motorcars at 176 Post Road W. in Westport.
Event proceeds will support educational programming for children in the Fairfield County area, where The Museum plays an important role in helping to close the educational achievement gap. The name of the gala is "The Science of Luxury: From Stars to Cars."
Catered by Garelick and Herbs, the evening will feature telescope viewings, hand-rolled cigars and fine beverages, live and silent auctions, open bar, music and dancing. An historic 1904 electric car will be juxtaposed with the modern Tesla high-performance electric vehicle, and the luxuries of a bygone era are set to captivate attendees.
The evening will begin at 7 p.m., with a special ticket option available for a 6 p.m. Private Tour and Insider’s Look at the automobiles with classic car authority George Dragone.
Tickets are $150 for the event or $225 for the event and the private tour. They are available online or 203-372-3521, ext. 130.
Considered a leading force in advocating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education, Discovery Museum and Planetarium offers educational classes and demonstrations for schools, scout groups and homeschoolers both at the museum and on an outreach basis.
The Museum’s Challenger Center – a mock space station and mission control simulation environment – offers “missions” designed for grades 5 and up, with “grown-up” missions available for corporate team building.
The museum’s education department runs weekly interactive summer programs June 23 through Aug. 8.